The My Pet Fat diet isn't so much a diet as a ugly deterrent to eating altogether.

Inspired by the pet rock craze of the 1970s, the diet consists only of a chunk of synthetic fat designed to look like the leftovers from a liposuction.

The idea is to put the ugly blob on the kitchen counter or in the fridge. Simply spotting the ugly little blob supposedly gets dieters thinking about their own fat and skipping the next snack.

One wonders why dieters would spend money on something so gross when they could simply save money by not buying the sweets they're trying to avoid.

While there aren't any health concerns associated with My Pet Fat, but dieters might have to hide their new pet when company comes over.

In the case of this pet, there's a very thin line between healthy motivation and creeping out your house guests.

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